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my name is tookie by [Walker, Chariss K.]
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From the Author

"my name is tookie" is an intense, first-person narrative account of early childhood and adolescent memories by a fifteen-year-old survivor. This dramatic coming of age novella tells the shocking adversities and inhumane traumas Tookie suffered at the hands of the 'system' in charge of her protection. Due to some descriptive scenes that may not be suitable for those under the age of 13,  parental guidance is advised.

About the Author

Chariss K. Walker, M.Msc., an award-winning author, writes fiction and nonfiction books with a metaphysical/visionary message. All of her books are sold worldwide in eBook, paperback, and many are in large print. Chariss lives in Amarillo, Texas. To learn more, visit her website at chariss.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 756 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Create Space Independent Publishing (July 14, 2015)
  • Publication Date: July 14, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B011PUNZT6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,177,136 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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My Name is Tookie by Chariss K. Walker

The story of young Tookie, who has a rough start in life. We learn how Tookie was pushed around through "the system" the horrors she endured and how she turns out in the end.

A thought-provoking story told through Toolkie voice from four years old until her teens. Her life was not easy, and she struggles to stay grounded and as normal as possible. We see the effects of living with a drug addict mother, then in foster care.

I strongly recommend My Name is Tookie to readers of all genres. The cover is beautiful and (in my opinion) captures Tookie as I imagined she would look like.
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From the start Tookie has had a rough life, with a mother who looks at her as a welfare check and a father not in the picture. Lucky for Tookie she at least has her Grandmother, who loves her and raises her as her own until the day Tookie's mother moves them away. After that Tookie is faced with one horror after another. Years and multiple abuses later, she is reunited with her loving Grandmother but she is no longer the same loving Tookie. Using compassion and love will her Grandmother ever be able to help Tookie move on from her horrific past?

Ms. Walker really writes a spellbinding tale with My Name is Tookie. I was mesmerized reading Tookie's harrowing tale from young child to young adult. I would have given this five stars, but I felt like the ending was a bit of a let down. I was glad to see Tookie accept herself, but it could have went much farther than it did. This book is filled with triggers for sexual and drug abuse, among others. This is the second book of Ms. Walker's I've read, and she is definetly an author to watch. Four out of five stars!
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Thank you, Chariss K. Walker for giving me a chance to read your book. You are a wonderful writer. You keeps the reader captivated throughout the book.

Tookie is a mixed race child whose mother turns to drugs to forget her own torturous past. At age 4, Tookie is molested by one of her Mom's many man friends and it leaves her (Tookie) in a state of inconsolable indifference. She is then sent back to her loving grandmother. After, much counseling. she gets to wondering about her sexual preference. Finally at the age of 15, she comes to the conclusion of what she really is.

I would like to see a sequence to this book. It kind of leaves the reader wondering how she turned out in later life.
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This book captured me from the first page and I didn't quit reading until the end.. This is a haunting,phenomenal story.. It's the story of Tookie,a girl who is born to a single,teen mom,who is troubled,and ends up moving out of her home and taking Tookie from the grandmother who loves her.. This chronicles the neglect,and sexual abuse she endures for several years.. Tookie is finally returned to her grandmother and the rest of the story follows her life as she tries to recover from all that she has gone through and learning to trust again.. By the end of the book,Tookie has finally figured out who she is.. Highly recommend this book!!
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This book grabbed me from page one and made me read it in 1 sitting. The book tells the story of a girl named Tookie who was suppose to be a twin (Twin died in womb) and was the daughter of a teenager and Weathly boy who's family wanted nothing to do with her. Tookie grew up being close to her Grandmother but that all changed one day when her mother decided to take her from the only world she knew. She grew up being exposed to drugs and physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her mother. She finally after years ends up back with her Grandmother who has to fix the damage done to her. This story is quick and it makes you want to root for Tookie. The ending is just finished to quickly and makes me wanting to know more.
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